How to Destroy DigitalOcean Kubernetes Clusters

DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that lets you deploy Kubernetes clusters without the complexities of handling the control plane and containerized infrastructure. Clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains and integrate natively with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and block storage volumes.

To destroy a cluster, go to the Kubernetes page in the control panel. From the cluster's More menu, select Manage and then Destroy. You will be prompted to confirm the destruction.

Destroying the cluster does not automatically delete DigitalOcean Load Balancers or block storage volumes. You can delete them manually from the control panel after the cluster is destroyed. Until they are destroyed, you will continue to be billed.